This wonderfully rich-in-content Catholic Online website is chock full of interesting information on Catholicism and its basis in mysticism. It offers a seemingly complete search option for the Saint of the Day. This is something that I have been looking for for quite a while.
Today's saint (one among many for January 13) is Blessed Yvette who, according to the site, is not yet canonized but who is still considered a saint. She was a 13th Century mystic who, at the age of 18 became a widow with three children. Rather than remarry, she dedicated her life to the care of lepers. I have read that she lived to a very ripe old age (over 70). For the last thirty-six years of her life, she lived as an anchoress (someone who chooses to live a solitary life of prayer) and had many mystical experiences. They say that she performed miracles but I have not learned much about them despite repeated searches. No matter however - Today is her feast day so feast anyway.
Want to learn more about saints? Here's a book written by Craughwell, a well-respected Catholic diocesan newspaper columnist: Saints Behaving Badly: The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints. And here's a calendar that features more than 60 saints to inspire you all through 2009: Saints: A Year in Faith and Art 2009 Wall Calendar (with Bonus Advent Calendar).